How Uruguay can get the best of Portugal

How Uruguay can get the best of Portugal

How Uruguay can get the best of Portugal

Meanwhile, the European champions drew twice and won once in their Group B games although they came very close to an exit when Iran almost scored at the death in a 1-1 draw on 25 June. While Uruguay have looked fairly confident despite wins in slender margins, Portugal scraped past in their final group stage outing against Iran.

Luis Suarez has scored seven World Cup goals for Uruguay, second only to Oscar Miguez (eight) - Suarez scored a brace against South Korea in his only previous appearance in the round of 16 back in 2010.

Can they beat the reigning European Champions?

Gimenez and Suarez were respectively responsible for unremarkable 1-0 wins over Egypt and Saudi Arabia but the Barcelona striker and Cavani were both on target as hosts' Russian Federation were exposed to a gulf in class and a 3-0 defeat.

"You don't need any greater motivation than to see what is in play, in the last 16 of the World Cup against the European champions".

Portugal's Gelson Martins and Raphael Guerreiro are back in contention after making a return to full training this week.

Defender Jose Gimenez is set for a return for Uruguay after missing the victory over Russian Federation with a back injury.

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It goes without saying that Cristiano Ronaldo will be the main man for Portugal against Uruguay.

Uruguay, meanwhile, go into the knockout stages aiming to win their third World Cup, and first since 1950, in Russian Federation. The Portuguese are undefeated in the 2 matches these two teams have played in, with the last match coming in 1972.

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All five of Uruguay's goals at Russian Federation 2018 have been scored from set-pieces (three from corners, 1 from direct free-kick and 1 from an indirect free-kick).

Luis Suarez can equal the record of being the highest scorer for Uruguay if he scores one against Portugal.

Cristiano Ronaldo has so far failed to score a single goal for Portugal in the knockout stages of the World Cup: 424 minutes, 0 goals. I expect a tough and very physical match with a penalty shootout to determining the winners of this match.

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